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e-paper / e-ink TOH

asked 2013-12-29 14:25:30 +0200

updated 2014-03-27 00:25:06 +0200

As I'm missing basic infos permanently available on the screen (like on N9, but very limited there), I'd love to see a

TOH with an e-ink screen

which is permanently on and displays infos like time, network connectivity, emails, tweets, ... things you don't need motion, color, hi-res graphics for ...

BTW: not really my own idea ;) ... see

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This is also not an idea of Yota because it is obvious ;) Also there was implementations of 2 screen functionality before.

dez ( 2013-12-29 14:34:21 +0200 )edit

Very interesting idea!

I miss low power mode display very deeply and I have created post about returning LPM (, but e-INK toh would be quite nice substitute also.

LaruX ( 2013-12-29 14:34:27 +0200 )edit

would be awesome, like how to turn a phone into an e-reader when needed, Plus the pending notifications feature, of course

Xowap ( 2013-12-29 14:52:51 +0200 )edit

Sounds interresting, but I'd rather have what Nokia did with lumia - use lcd without backlight to show notifications. Power consumption should be very small and results are pretty good. Not sure if it's possible with current jolla hardware, though.

koudi ( 2013-12-29 18:00:37 +0200 )edit

@koudi Seems not to work on Jolla hardware due to LCD concept (IPS vs. AMOLED), see discussion on ... second answer from Dez

Manankanchu ( 2013-12-29 18:14:00 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-12-30 18:19:28 +0200

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If jolla releases the TOH SDK and documentation, maybe we could build something like this adafruit oled display in a TOH

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Kent Display once did sell e-Ink displays to maker shops like [1]. And they have a version that allows to write on it! [2] That would be an awesome TOH! :) (not being a display though!)

[1] [2]

strahl ( 2013-12-31 01:35:42 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-01-30 20:08:32 +0200

updated 2014-01-30 20:09:12 +0200

Maybe you should take a look at this project by Kimmoli (thread from TMO). He's also building an OLED TOH.

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Any progress on these TOHs, are they still/again available?

foss4ever ( 2015-01-08 02:06:13 +0200 )edit

There was a youtube video posted by Kimmoli in june 2014 , dunno what happened later ?

pavi ( 2015-03-05 10:31:28 +0200 )edit
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Asked: 2013-12-29 14:25:30 +0200

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